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Turkey-n-Stuffing PieMakes 8 servings WHAT'S IN IT?Sauce:2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons all-purpose, unbleached flour1 (12 fluid ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/4 teaspoon onion powder2 cups (11 ounces) cooked, diced turkey breast...
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Family-Pleasing Cheesy Pasta TwistsMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1/2 (16-ounce) box cavatappi (elbow twists) or other pasta Cheese Sauce:2 tablespoons flour1 1/4 cup fat-free milk1 1/2 teaspoons butter1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon white pepper1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/8 teaspoon ground red (...
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BBQ Chicken PizzaMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT?1 (10 oz) package, pre-baked thin Italian pizza crust1/2 cup barbecue sauce1 (10-ounce) package carved, roasted chicken breast meat (or 2 cups leftover shredded or diced chicken breast pieces)3/4 cup (3 oz) shredded Monterey Jack cheese3/4 cup (3 oz)...
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So you can't go out because the weather is just too yucky. That doesn't mean you can't play around while you're inside! Turn on some tunes and start moving–dancing around is a great way to express yourself and have a lot of fun. Maybe your dog will even join in and try some new dance moves. If...
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Pleasingly Pink Salsa SwirlyMakes 5 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 3 medium, ripe tomatoes1/2 small onion3 tablespoons water1/4 cup loosely-packed fresh cilantro or parsley1/4 tsp salt STUFF YOU NEED Cutting boardCutting knifeElectric blenderMeasuring spoonsDry measuring cupsMedium-size bowlSpoon HOW TO...
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There's no doubt that a meal of a burger, fries and soft drink tastes great. And it's fun to stop at your favorite fast food place with your family or friends. Here are some ways to eat fast food and be healthy, too: Be size wise. It's OK to get the huge-size fries or burger when you're really...
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Grape-n-Cheese Mini-KebabsMakes 2 servingsWHAT'S IN IT?24 red or green grapes4 ounce chunk part-skim mozzarella cheese STUFF YOU NEED Small bowlCutting boardCutting knife12 toothpicks2 snack platesHOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER    1. Measure out the grapes into a small bowl.   2. Plop the cheese onto a...
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Are You "Safety Smart" About Exercise? Cool Things To Do Outside When It's ColdCool Things To Do Outside When It's Hot and Sticky Five Fun Ways To Get PhysicalFun Moves For Two Get in the Groove with the 10-Minute Move Get Moving in Groups How To Get Moving And Have Fun When It's Just You Top 5...
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Sloppy Turkey JoesMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 pound lean ground turkey breast meat1 small onion, chopped1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped Sloppy Sauce:3/4 cup ketchup1 tablespoon brown sugar1 teaspoon Dijon mustard1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon chili...
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Hot Tuna Stuffed Tomato BowlsMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 4 large tomatoes, firm but ripe3 (3-ounce) cans light tuna in water or 1 (9.75-ounce) can chicken breast in water, drained and flaked1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese1 ounce baked potato chips (about 11 chips)1/4 cup light mayonnaise1/4 cup...
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Brewed Monkey Brain StewMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15-ounce) can chili with beans3 tablespoons golden raisins1 small onion3 cinnamon sticks1/2 cup shredded, low-fat cheddar cheese STUFF YOU NEED Can openerLarge spoon, or a rubber or silicone spatulaMedium-size, microwave-safe bowlMeasuring...
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Fasten your safety belts—and get ready for the grand tour of MyPyramid's food groups! MyPyramid is made up of five food groups: Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Milk and Meat & Beans plus Oils. Each group has a color and a special saying to help you make great choices. The Grains Group is orange and...
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Savory School PasteMakes 6 servingsWHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15 to 16-ounce) can white cannellini or navy beans, drained1 small clove garlic, papery skin removed1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1/4 teaspoon saltJuice of 1/2 lemon1/4 cup cold water3 cups pre-cut veggies, such as broccoli flowerets and baby...
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What do you, trees and hamsters have in common? Give up? You all need water to live! It might not seem like it, but water is the most needed nutrient of all. In fact, people can't survive for more than a few days without it. Most of your body is water. If you weigh 90 pounds, only about 27 of those...
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Insect-Infested LogsMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 4 (8-inch) celery stalks1/2 cup creamy peanut butter2 tablespoons currants2 tablespoons apricot bits or 6 dried apricots sliced into mini "worm-like" pieces STUFF YOU NEED Cutting boardCutting knifeButter knifeDry measuring cupsMeasuring spoons4...
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10 Fun Fitness Activities to Suggest When Kids Say, "I'm Bored!" 10 Hot Tips for Investing in "Me Time:" The Whole Family Will Profit Assessing Your Child's Weight with the Body Mass Index (BMI) Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem Four Steps for Helping an Overweight Child Getting Kids Active–10...
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Did you know there's a brand-new pyramid and it's just for you? It's called MyPyramid for Kids and it shows you how to eat right, exercise and have fun. Following MyPyramid helps you to stay healthy, feel good and look good. And it's not hard—MyPyramid says it's A-OK to change what you eat and how...
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Toaster Tomato-n-Cheese SandwichMakes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 2 slices whole wheat bread2 (3/4-ounce) slices processed, reduced-fat, American or Swiss cheese (or one slice of each!)2 (1/4-inch thick) slices off of a tomatoPinch of black pepper STUFF YOU NEED ToasterButter knifeSlicing knifeCutting...
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Meatballs in Strange SauceMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (14 ounce) bottle ketchup1 (12 ounce) jar grape jelly3/4 pound extra lean ground beef1 egg1/4 cup bread crumbs1 teaspoon onion powder STUFF YOU NEED Adult's permission to use the stoveLarge saucepan2 soup spoonsMedium-size bowlDry measuring...
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Easy Chick-n-Cheesy QuesadillaMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 (7-inch/fajita-size) flour tortillas1/2 cup shredded or cubed cooked chicken breast*3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican-style cheeseSalsa, fresh cilantro, guacamole, fat-free sour cream (if you like) STUFF YOU NEED Lunch-size,...
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Baked Sea SticksMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 1/2 cups cornflakes1 lemon2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter3/4 pound white fish fillet, such as cod*1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste1/4 cup tartar sauce (optional)STUFF YOU NEED Dry measuring cupsSealable plastic...
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No, we're not asking whether you can stand on one foot! We're asking whether you "balance" the amount of food you take in with the amount you burn off. Maybe you've wondered why some people's bodies are too big and other people's bodies are too thin. There are many reasons why this happens. One...
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Nutty Banana Bread SquaresMakes 20 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1/4 cup salted butter, melted1 cup granulated sugar1 large whole egg2 large egg whites2 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar1/4 teaspoon salt4 large, very-ripe bananas1 teaspoon vanilla...
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You know how lots of books have a table of contents in the front? The table of contents is a list of the different things you'll read when you go through the book. The Nutrition Facts food label on food packages is a lot like the table of contents in a book. It gives you information about the food...
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Fabulously Fruity FreezeMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15-ounce) can tropical fruit salad in fruit juices, no sugar added (or about 1 3/4 cups of your favorite chopped fresh fruit)1 cup low-fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened, but not melted STUFF YOU NEED Can openerMesh...
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Are You Snack Smart? Conquering MyPyramid for Kids! Eating for Energy Figuring Out Food Labels Fitting in Fast Food Favorites Get 3-A-Day of Dairy - We Triple Dare You! Go With the Flow: Drink Those Fluids Going Veg Is Your Body in Balance? MyPyramid for Kids! The Food Group Grand Tour Portion...
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Quick quiz! True or false: Snacking can be good for you. That's absolutely true when you're smart about the way you snack. When is snacking not so smart? Well, when you're not really hungry, but you eat lots of snacks just because it's a habit, like when you're watching TV. Or, if you always snack...
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Sawed-off ThumbsMakes 4 servingsWHAT'S IN IT? 1 pound ground turkey1/2 teaspoon paprika1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon light mayonnaise1/2 tablespoon ketchup + 1/4 cup ketchupSTUFF YOU NEED Large mixing bowlMeasuring spoonsLarge, non-stick baking sheetSmall bowlSmall spoonDry...
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Franken-Fingers with Blood SauceMakes 4 servingsWHAT'S IN IT? 3/4 cup all-purpose flour2 large eggs1 1/2 tsp garlic salt1 cup plain bread crumbs1 lb pre-sliced chicken breast tenders ("fingers")1 cup spaghetti sauce (use your favorite one!) or 1/2 cup light ranch dressingSTUFF YOU NEED Adult's...
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Blood & Guts SoupMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 cups ready-to-serve tomato soup1 cup chow mein noodles4 (1-ounce) slices turkey breastSTUFF YOU NEED Can opener (if you need)Liquid measuring cupMedium-size, microwave-safe bowlMicrowave-safe plastic wrapPotholdersDry measuring cupsLarge spoon2...

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